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Friar’s cord tea – What is it for?

by Dianna Leon

Originating in Tropical Africa, the Friar’s Cord is a plant of the mint family full of beneficial properties for physical and mental health. This plant is found in almost all regions in Brazil, except the South, because it is freezing and the climatic condition is not favorable. There are several ways to use this plant, although the best known is the infusion.

What is friar’s cold tea for?

The herb is well known for its therapeutic and healing properties. Respiratory problems are the highlight among its benefits. That is, those who suffer from asthma, bronchitis, or other diseases in this tract can invest in the friar’s cord. Another point to highlight about using this plant is that it helps children who have recently come out of debilitating illnesses recover their red blood cell count and gives them resistance.

Other cases that can be treated by tea:

  • Weakness
  • Rheumatism
  • Gases
  • Cystitis
  • Uric acid
  • Fever
  • pain in the abdomen
  • stomach problems
  • Malaria
  • Neuralgia
  • Spasms

Preparing Friar’s Cord Tea

The tea herb friar cord is very simple to do. To do this, buy the natural or crushed leaves in a natural products store. Start by placing two tablespoons of the crushed leaves in a liter of water and heat. Wait for the liquid to start boiling and turn off the stove. Cover the pan and let it steep for ten minutes or so. After this rest period, strain and drink two or three cups of the drink a day. Generally, the leaves of the basking cord are tasty, and the tea does not need to be sweetened. However, if you prefer, add a little natural honey or brown sugar. Avoid candied (white) sucking. It tends to cut off the beneficial effects of tea.


For those who are fans of testing new ingredients in salads, the string cord is a great option. Its leaves have a very peculiar taste and will make the dish much more special.

Not only physical problems can be treated with the friar’s cord. Adults who suffer from psychological problems within their personal and professional capacity should use this plant, as it helps to calm down and give them more courage to carry out the tasks of the day.

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